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Gregor Riegler
Gregor is a passionate software engineer and RESTafarian who loves to continuously improve. He is interested in modern web development, oo-design and extreme programming. He is also serious about clean code and TDD.

Improve your Feedbackloop with Continuous Testing

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Have you ever though about what the most valueable thing in software development was for you? And im not talking about things that value for you personally, but for the success of the development itself. Well i have thought about it, and for me it was Feedback – in any form. It is so important, because it enables steering. Development ...

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An Annotation Nightmare

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                      @XmlElementWrapper(name="orders") @XmlJavaTypeAdapter(OrderJaxbAdapter.class) @XmlElements({ @XmlElement(name="order_2",type=Order2.class), @XmlElement(name="old_order",type=OldOrder.class) }) @JsonIgnore @JsonProperty @NotNull @ManyToMany @Fetch(FetchMode.SUBSELECT) @JoinTable( name = "customer_order", joinColumns = { @JoinColumn(name = "customer_id", referencedColumnName = "id") }, inverseJoinColumns = { @JoinColumn(name = "order_id", referencedColumnName = "id") } ) private List orders; Wait. What? Is this really what we have come to? ...

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Boost your development speed

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I’m really pragmatic on this. To go faster, you need to avoid the things that slow you down. These blockers may vary from developer to developer, but some are pretty common. In this post i will elaborate on the more common ones. Before i do so i want to remind you that to improve, we might need to unlearn in ...

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Are you really Agile?

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From what i have seen, Agile Software Development is widely misinterpreted nowadays. Many people think to be agile, they just need a process like scrum to define a framework of sprints and iterations. They will sprint until they exhaust and change until they stagnate. But when you’d ask them what principles of objectoriented design are, they’d answer: “Aww yes, we ...

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Spring Data REST in Action

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What is spring-data-rest? spring-data-rest, a recent addition to the spring-data project, is a framework that helps you expose your entities directly as RESTful webservice endpoints. Unlike rails, grails or roo it does not generate any code achieving this goal. spring data-rest supports JPA, MongoDB, JSR-303 validation, HAL and many more. It is really innovative and lets you setup your RESTful ...

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Why REST is so important

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This post is dedicated to REST, an architectural style of shaping webservices and the most misunderstood concept in the history of IT. This post is addressed to you who is designing webservice apis not being fully aware what REST actually means. I’m trying to give you the idea. This post is also addressed to you who think to know what ...

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Spring MVC – @RequestBody and @ResponseBody demystified

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In this post i want to dig into spring mvc a little, revealing what happens behind the scenes when a request is converted to your parameter object and vice versa. Before we start, i want to explain the purpose of these annotations. What are @RequestBody and @ResponseBody for? They are annotations of the spring mvc framework and can be used ...

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Modern Web Development

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In the last few years web technology has lived through rapid growth and heavy change. We went from frames to table layouts, to column layouts, to responsive layouts. From html4 to xhtml & flash to html5. From heavy server to rich client. From rpc to soap to rest. From sql to nosql and big data. From MVC to MVP and ...

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Selenium Test Automation with Maven

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Today i want to help you manage your Automated GUI Tests (Selenium) better. In the past i have seen many different ways people handle this. Some people just write those plain HTML TestCases with Selenium-IDE, store it somewhere on the HDD and run manually when needed. Others dont even use Selenium-IDE. They write pure Java for Example, and automate their ...

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8 Things you should not be afraid of as a Developer

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Change In Software Development there is no such thing as stagnancy. Everything you develop now is just another version of a component that will probably change in the future. Change is the most common thing in Software Development, and you’re better of accepting it as a fact. Expect future changes to everything you develop, and therefor design your Code more ...

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